This open titanium ring was murder to make, but it’s finally done. I made it for Charley, who is a paramedic and avid skydiver in Switzerland. I forged the open band out of the titanium bar that once held his leg together after an unfortunate landing. A recycled blue sapphire is set in 14k white gold and fastened with a 14k yellow gold rivet. All recycled materials.
Finished this custom piece today, but I’m afraid I can’t show more than a glimpse. Sssssssshhh it’s a surprise!
On my bench. The beginning of a pronged gemstone setting.
Waiting to be filed, polished, and set.
Because you gotta start small. First part of a bezel setting that will soon fit a trillion peridot. (Like the stone on these earrings)
Isaac has moved on. The marina work table did not move one inch.
A not yet bracelet.
These light colored amethysts were brought to me by Laraine, who wanted me to turn them into a simple pair of silver earrings. I know, they’re violet, but some folks like to refer to them as pink amethysts. I think they’re beautiful no matter what the color is called.
Back to art. Just started working on this painting. It will end up as a mixed media piece called Pretty Bird.
Made this custom 10 year anniversary ring recently. It is 100% recycled and took a double-take on my end, as Lynn’s engagement and wedding bands were made of royal yellow rather than regular yellow gold. (there’s a subtle variation in color – royal yellow leans more to green gold) So here it is: 18k royal yellow gold, 18k palladium white gold, and 10 .05ct F-G VS premium cut diamonds, all recycled.